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UK Covid update 24 August – 174 deaths and 30,838 cases – see hospitals and vaccination data

UK Covid update 24 August. Cases, deaths, vaccinations, hospitalisations and testing data for today.<!–more–>

 

UK Covid update 24 August.

There were 741,817 tests reported on 23 August 2021. This shows a decrease of -1.3% compared to the previous 7 days.

Between 17 August 2021 and 23 August 2021, there have been 5,191,547 tests.

Cases

A confirmed case is someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

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30,838 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 24 August 2021.

Between 18 August 2021 and 24 August 2021, 234,853 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 13.5% compared to the previous 7 days.

Vaccinations

Vaccines are currently given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.

47,737,142 people had been given a first dose by the end of 23 August 2021.

41,942,036 people had been given a second dose by the end of 23 August 2021.

Healthcare

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

858 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 20 August 2021.

Between 14 August 2021 and 20 August 2021, 6,089 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 9.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 6,934 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 23 August 2021.

Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.

There were 942 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 23 August 2021.

Deaths

There were 174 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 24 August 2021.

Between 18 August 2021 and 24 August 2021, there have been 705 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 8.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

UK Covid update 24 August.

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